Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
This is not the most exciting time of the adoption process ... It's making me quite mental I must say. The next thing I am waiting for is the letter from US-CIS saying that I can take a baby home ... I expect that in the next couple of weeks. So, basically I am just waiting and doing little projects in preparation. I hung up a couple more things including a lion rug that my aunt gave me, she got it in Ethiopia a long time ago and it looks great hanging in my room. People are also starting to arrange baby showers. This at least gives me a focus. I just want to go and get her! Hopefully very soon I will be able to write some real news here. Stacy
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
I don't have much to say because I am still WAITING. I did get a new photo of Lucy, she's totally wrapped up in a blanket or towel .. but of course you can see that she's the cutest baby in the world. Last night I went to a waiting families support group at Children's Home ... it was cool (that's coming from a person who hates groups). I was in a group of about 7 women who are adopting as single moms. A lot of them went through the China program. One woman brought home her 2yr old daughter from China last month, she brought her along and told us how the pick up went (not well). I spent about an hour after group talking to two women who are well into the process (currently both are watiing for a referral), they'll probably travel early next year. They are both going requesting daughters. It was so interesting hearing how the process goes with other countries ... I can see how this process could be addictive (they warned us at the beginning). My social worker was the leader of this group. I plan on going next month. Stacy
Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Soon, soon, soon, I shall have a new photo of Lucy Eskedar ... I guess a social worker from another agency escorted two children home from Ethiopia and she got a photo of Lucy while she was there. Alexa from Children's Home told me that she sent a copy in the mail today ... funny how the little things can get me excited!
Monday, August 1, 2005
Hi Everyone ... Well, the news is as expected ... nothing. Now is the hard part of the process ... waiting. I really have no paperwork or nothing left to do. I haven't received any updates on Lucy Eskedar, but will e-mail the Ethiopia team soon just to remind them that I am here and that info on Lucy would be so appreciated. In the meantime my dad and mom have been really helpful working around the house making preparations. My dad patiently rehung the prints on Lucy's wall so they could be just right. He also put in a new ceiling fan in the room that will be mine. Auntie Deb and Jen have been shopping and buying lots of cute clothes for Lucy ... she'll be a fashion queen.